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' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> one of the world's largest banks, hsbc, has agreed to make the biggest payment in history in a settlement over money laundering. a senate investigation found that hsbc, which is based in london, was involved in laundering millions of dollars for mexican drug cartels and even provided funding for saudi banks with links to other terrorist organizations. joining us now is pete williams, our justice correspondent. pete, in reading the report, it seems as though the mexican affiliate of hsbc, among others, has been operating with complete immunity. >> well, not millions of dollars, billions of dollars. >> billions. >> to launder from mexico, and i thought one of the interesting things today is the justice department announced this $2 billion settlement with hsbc is for some of the banks in mexico, the cartels were such regular customers, they knew the exact dimensions in the teller windows, what the gap was, and they had boxes specially made so they could slide the bocks of cash through the teller windows. what the government said today is that th
. >>> well, this morning, an apology and an impressive find for a british banking giant. hsbc will pay a record $1.9 billion to settle a u.s. criminal probe alleging the firm ignored red flags about money laundering for years. today the bank admitted to a breakdown of controls. >>> meanwhile, standard chartered is shelling and selling out a smaller but still significant sum of $327 million for violating u.s. saks sancti against iran, sudan, and two other countries. >>> the u.s. treasury is selling its remaining stake in aig for just under $8 billion. that ends the era of government ownership. >>> on the street, hp, the dow's worst performer shot up on rumors that activist investor carl icahn is building a stake in the pc maker. meanwhile mcdonald's gave blue chips a boost in better than expected sales. apple and google have reportedly combined their competing bids for a bundle of kodak patents. former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn and a maid have agreed to settle a suit. the dollar amount will remain confidential. >>> retailers hired 465,000 seasonal workers land month. up 25% from
legal risks. hsbc this week, agreed to a record $1.9 billion with a "b" settlement of money laundering with sanctions with iran and north korea. some prosecutors wanted to bring charges but the u.s. officials were concerned the consequence would cripple the bank in the u.s. hsbc executive said the bank was quote, profoundly sorry. before taxes, hsbc made $12.7 billion in profits the first half of this year, which makes it too big to prosecute. health care exchanged defined by the affordable care act to get health insurance for coverage and affordability. they will require federal involvement. utah and florida are undecided. 22 states who oppose the president will rely most on the obama administration to make health care coverage available to the residents least able to afford it. finally, where unions stand with chicago mayor rahm emanuel. in the week his former boss la meanted in michigan, he switched a contract to a non-union contractor. 300 union members will lose their jobs. they are not guaranteed full time work, will not have full health care coverage. it's owned by a man describ
was afraid to claim it next year because of the fiscal cliff and there might be higher taxes. >>> hsbc is about to pay up the biggest penalty ever imposed on the banks. mandy drury is here. mandy, the british banking giant going to pay a whopping $1.9 billion. what, they're making this money laundering probe go away? >> it's very interesting decision, actual ily, what came out of this, chris, because given the extent of evidence against hhbc, they are see ing there is the better of two evils. maybe you can call it a healthy compromise between a settlement and also a much harsher money laundering indictment. obviously this might hurt the bank's reputation but hopefully not a whole lot more than that because at the end of the day a harsher indictment would have sparked concerns that criminal charges could jeopardize what is one of the world's largest banks and therefore destabilize the global financial system. i guess you could call this maybe a case of has it become too big to indict. instead it just got the record $1.92 billion settlement. >> a big star is making a deal apparently with
of papers. "san francisco chronicle." $1.9 billion settlement with british giant hsbc. they were charged with enabling drug cartels to launder money through the american financial system. >> is that bad? >> billions have dollars on behalf of iran. >> they keep moving the lines. >> i wish the regulators would pass a freakin law and stick with it. >> put your earpiece in so they can tell you to be quiet. >> to laund-if you can't laundey through mexican cartels, what can you do these days? >> sharing with marketers and other third parties without notifying parents. >> this is just not good. >> only 20% of children's apps provide disclosures about that data collection. >> this is the cutest thing. the pope is tweeting. "usa today," pope benedict will make history tomorrow when he takes to twitter to answer his pari parishioner's questions. he already has 900,000 followers in eight languages on his handle at pontiff-x. >> he follows me. >> 900,000 for the pope? beaver's got like 25 million. you would think the pope would be -- >> get off his back! >> i want to do that at some point. i know we
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